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Beyond Calendars and Today’s Weather: Improving Instructional Quality and Learning Outcomes for Pre-K Mathematics and Science


November 1, 2009 Quality and CurriculumSTEMWorkforce

Presentation by NIEER Co-Director Ellen Frede and Research Professor Kimberly Brenneman at the annual meeting of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, November 2009.

The Changing Landscape of Pre-K: Examining the changes and impacts of quality standards in prekindergarten at the national, state, district and program levels.


June 1, 2009 Quality and CurriculumState & Local

Presentation on policies, implementation strategies and monitoring of quality standards in prekindergarten at the national, state, district and program levels.

Seeing the Learning in Play: Using Performance-based Assessment to Document and Enhance Learning in Play


June 1, 2009 AssessmentOutcomesQuality and CurriculumWorkforce

Presentation by NIEER Research Professor Shannon Ayers and Co-director Ellen Frede on the Early Learning Scale and the importance of learning through play.

Child Outcomes of the Arkansas Better Chance Prekindergarten Program in Kindergarten and First Grade


April 1, 2009

This presentation, presented by NIEER researchers Jason T. Hustedt, W. Steven Barnett, and Kwanghee Jung at the 2009 Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, focuses on early results from a 5-year longitudinal study of the state-funded Arkansas Better Chance (ABC) prekindergarten program. The goal of this study is to estimate the…

Child Outcomes of the Arkansas Better Chance Prekindergarten Program in Kindergarten and First Grade


April 1, 2009

This presentation, presented by NIEER researchers Jason T. Hustedt, W. Steven Barnett, and Kwanghee Jung at the 2009 Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, focuses on early results from a 5-year longitudinal study of the state-funded Arkansas Better Chance (ABC) prekindergarten program. The goal of this study is to estimate the…

Hispanics, Language and Immigration: Gaps in the Early Years


April 1, 2009 English Language Learners

Presentation by NIEER Assistant Research Professor Milagros Nores and Claudia Pineda, University of California, on their study of Hispanic gaps, addressing questions such as: How much of the Hispanic achievement gap can be explained by language background differences and immigration experiences? How do Hispanics gaps evolve over time and compare to other racial groups? How…

Pre-K Availability in Vietnam: Determinants of Early Attainment & Progress


April 1, 2009

Presentation by NIEER Assistant Research Professor Milagros Nores and Emanuella di Gropello, World Bank, at the 2009 Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development. The presentation gives an overview of a paper that analyzes the effect of preschool availability in Vietnam on grade completion indicators, estimating the probability of grade completion and…

Worldwide Access to Early Childhood Programs: Where Do We Go From Here?


April 1, 2009

Early childhood care and education (ECEC) programs have become more and more available to children across the world during the past several decades. However, enrollment rates remain low in developing countries, where children are particularly disadvantaged. ECEC is one of six Education for All goals set at the World Education Forum in 2000 for expanding…

(Under)investing in the very young: Benefits of ECD in an international perspective


March 1, 2009

Presentation by NIEER Assistant Research Professor Milagros Nores and Co-Director W. Steven Barnett on their study that analyzed early childhood interventions from 23 countries and found substantial cognitive, behavioral, and health benefits as well as schooling outcomes that were sustained over time.

What’s New in Pre-K Research


August 1, 2008 OutcomesState & LocalState Pre-K Evaluations

NIEER Co-Director Ellen Frede’s presentation on research in preschool education includes information on randomized trials, NIEER state studies, and more.